|"good luck" to non-theistic left-leaning candidate in SC|
A Winthrop University senior who is president of their freethinkers club is running for the SC State House. Between being politically on the left and openly atheistic, his chances of winning a seat in Greenville are nearly zero so far as I can tell.
Perhaps I'm being unfair there. Maybe there are lots of voters who would not rule out a candidate just based on their prejudices about liberals and atheists. But, if you add that I tend to be on the left politically and am openly atheist and I don't think I would vote for him (subsidizing compact fluorescent light bulbs is not my idea of great politics), then I really can't see how he could win. (Of course, I could be wrong.)
So, the most interesting thing to watch is how he gets treated by those who disagree with his views. For example, check out this opinion piece by another student.